Saturday, September 10, 2016

Dad's Review - Krazykyle's Kahoy World Furniture ATBP

We recently bought a studio type condo unit where our kids would stay during weekdays since our house was quite far from their schools.

We opted to ask several contractors to supply us the following furniture:

- One piece double bed with 3 drawer at the bottom - 36 x 75 inches size (Tanguile wood)
- One piece single bed - 36 x 75 inches size (Tanguile wood)
- One piece step drawers as access to the upper bed of the double bed
- One piece kitchen cabinet - 20 x 70 x 14 inches size
- One piece TV cabinet - 30 x 50 x 8 inches size
- One piece 3-door double deck wardrobe with mirror on the center - 45 x 72 inches size

I asked my contractor who fabricated my bar and cabinet at home for a quotation. I got around 127,000 pesos for the above furniture. They would use laminated board for the cabinets.

Another contractor who has several projects on the same building where our condo unit is located also submitted a quotation. His project price was way too high for our budget though I must admit that their workmanship was indeed a cut above the rest after seeing some of their completed projects. However, all fabrication jobs would be done inside our unit thus we also need to pay for the cost of re-painting. The project cost was 145,000 pesos.

Fortunately, my wife stumbled on Kahoy World FB page. Sometimes we need to trust our wives' instinct when it comes on ways to save money.

Long story short, for our requirements, Kahoy World was able to lower the project cost to 67,500 pesos, inclusive of delivery and installation. Marine board would be used for all cabinets while lead time was 45 days. A single visit to their shop at Boni, Mandaluyong sealed our contract with follow-up on FB messenger only. They asked for 50% down payment and the balance to be paid after inspection of the furniture before delivery.

Later on, we added the following:

- One set of dining table with 2 chairs - price was 5,500 pesos
- One piece toilet cabinet - price was 8,500 pesos
- One piece wall mounted study table with mirror - price was 5,800 pesos

The grand total of our project with Kahoy World reached to 88,550 pesos, still way below the quotation of the other two contractors.

The quality of the job was fairly acceptable. All our drawings and measurement were followed except the TV cabinet. There was a miscommunication regarding the thickness, instead of 8 inches they made it 20 inches. Fortunately, they fabricated another cabinet as per our requirement without any extra charge.

However, from the day we made our initial down payment they exceeded their 45 days lead time by one week. Not a big deal since we also added several items along the way.

One major setback was the installation, their delivered our furniture in batches and always in the afternoon thus we ended working a couple of hours only since we were not allowed to work after 5 pm in our condo building. Anyway, they send their team the following day to continue the installation. The finishing touches were done haphazardly. Tiny bubbles can be noticed on the finishing paint job while some of the paint finishes were rough like the ward robe doors. I assumed that they would put some plastering material since they brought some but their team were always in a hurry to go home.






At the end of the day, I can still say that Kahoy World is a better alternative if you have tight budget. The workmanship and quality of the job is quite good considering their affordable price. You can even select from the pictures of their previous projects.

If you have been watching the defunct Kris TV, Kahoy World was featured on one of their episodes according to the wife.



Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post but merely an actual experience of a Dad.




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